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Peruvian Cropping Systems: the Design and Management, and Effects on the Agroecosystem.
Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 01/03/2011 - 4:38pm
|Title||Peruvian Cropping Systems: the Design and Management, and Effects on the Agroecosystem.|
|Year of Publication||2000|
|Authors||Hansen, Jody M.|
|Academic Department||Agriculture, Horticulture|
|Thesis Advisor||William,Ray D.|
|Degree||Bachelor of Science in international Studies in Horticulture|
|Number of Pages||49|
|University||Oregon State University|
|Keywords||agroecosystem, environment, Peru|
This thesis is divided into three sections. The first section provides the basis for the paper. It defines the agroecosystem and explains processes that affect it. Background knowledge concerning the environment, soil, and pest and weeds is discussed. The second section is composed of case studies. These are taken from modern-day and historical contexts of Peru. Each one has its unique agroecosystem as determined by differed climates, soil types, precipitations, and other particulars. Farmers design and manage these systems by non-conventional methods and thereby circumvent potential threats to their crops. “Mind maps” of the case studies can be related to the general agroecosystem mind map presented in the first chapter. The last section is the conclusions. It further explores the meaning of an agroecosystem and “other” components of the system that are not directly related to the cropping system. Part II of the conclusions discusses the process and learning of writing the thesis.